I daily scan the internet for some inspiration and just to see with what awesome ideas other Arduino lovers come up. A page I regularly visit is Freetronics and their blog. I am also following their twitter account @freetronics and was very happy to see their tweet on Feb 22 mentioning one of my projects:
Years ago I bought myself an IR remote for my Nikon D40. That worked ok, but of course I wanted to build my own using a Digispark.
There’s lots of tutorials for IR remotes out there, like LuckyLarry’s. I then later came across the nikonIrControl library which basically allows you to trigger a photo with a single line of code! Best of it is this library will work for every camera supported by ML-L1 and ML-L3 such as D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D7000, D5000, D5100, D3000, Coolpix 8400, 8800, P6000, P7000, P7100, Nikon 1 J1/V1.
And because the intervalometer should be as tiny as possible I was using a Digispark to control everything. Continue reading →
My son made a bird feeder at school and every now and then we could spot a bird eating on our balcony. I thought that would be cool to make photos of the birds stopping by.
Somehow we would have to detect when something comes/flies by. This is done using the PIR motion sensor. But apart from that, Digispark should also trigger after a defined interval, like making a foto every 5 minutes for some nice time lapse movies. I actually added a 1k potentiometer with which we can adjust the delay between two photos between 30 secs and 10 minutes. Setting the poti value in the middle Digispark would trigger a photo every 5 mins.
I bought myself a spycam on ebay:
Features: Image Resolution: 1280 x 960 pixel Color Video Resolution: 640 x 480 pixel FPS: 29 frames per second Image file format: JPEG Video file format: AVI Color Video and Audio Rechargeable Li-ion battery: 280mA 3.7V Dimension: 5.0 x 3.0 x 1.2 cm